In America in 1877, 101 years after the Declaration of Independence:
Minor league baseball was organized
The first Easter “egg roll” was held on the White House lawn
President Hayes withdrew federal troops from New Orleans, ending military involvement in Reconstruction in the South
A horse named Baden-Baden won the 3rd Kentucky Derby
10 members of the Molly Maguires were hanged in coal country in Pennsylvania
The San Francisco Public Library opened
The New York Athletic Club staged the first American amateur swim meet
Thomas Edison announced his “talking machine” (phonograph) invention
The first issue of the American Bicycling Journal was published in Boston
|Sketch of Crazy Horse|
….and a U. S. soldier with a bayonet murdered the Oglala Sioux chief, Crazy Horse, outside a cell in an Army prison at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Crazy Horse was one of the Sioux leaders whose warriors wiped out Custer’s Seventh Calvary at the Little Bighorn in 1876.
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